Practical Advice for Your Craft & Career!
Highly recommended for novice & accomplished fiction & nonfiction writers! Open this book's rather plain cover and you'll find a treasure trove of excellent information presented in sixty essays penned by an impressive list of literary luminaries. Contributors include authors who have won the National Book Award, and the Newbery Medal, and well known literary bloggers, working journalists, and writing instructors.
This first-time edition just hit bookstore shelves at summer's end, and is the first of what we hope will be an annual contribution to the writing community. Essays in the book fall into these categories:
Creativity, Motivation & Discipline
The Craft of Writing
Pitching & Proposals
Marketing Your Work
Literary Insights & Last Words
'I wanted to offer a different kind of collection,' says the book's editor Philip Martin, 'one that would deliver lots of encouragement to listen to other voices in the field. No one else understands a writer as well as other writers.' Martin's roster includes Neil Gaiman, Rosina Lippi, Jane Yolen, Ridley Pearson, and many others. Bestselling author Erica Jong penned the introduction.
The New Writer's Handbook 2007 is a perfect addition to the desks of beginning and accomplished writers who are looking to improve their skills and who seek professional advancement. P